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Nov 21, 2018 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Edø Pistø Sømi ’s " Bed Concepts #1 " offers an enormously intense journey, and yes, you have read exclamations like this before, on this catalogue page and many others, for language is a double-edged sword. So let me explicate: at its sonic heart, " Bed Concepts #1 " is an aural travelog. No state can be enjoyed – or must be faced and feared – for too long, there is a serpentine, entwined movement happening throughout the album, and then in each track itself. Such...
Topics: experimental, edø pistø sømi, edoardo pistolesi somigli, abstract, avant-garde, manipulation,...
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" Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed " is a live album captured during the performance of"T he S&M Accidental Orchestra Experience Cologne 3.0 " on June 8th 2018 at Lichtspiele Kalk in Cologne and which involces artists of the caliber of Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt , Wilfried Hanrath , Bea Dickas , Le Clou   and Jürgen Tauchert . There is hardly a proper way to describe an artistic power such as in has spreaded by this ensemble of talents whose performance wanders far...
Topics: experimental, improvisational, sean derrick cooper marquardt, wilfried hanrath, jürgen tauchert,...
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Jul 4, 2018 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Sky Watching , album arose from the prolific and compelling inspiration of the Britsih Artist  Cousin Silas , is a sonic work which blends gentler beats with oneiric guitar-scapes and evocative ambient textures. The structure soon opens up and allows room for traversing strings of bliss, all the while the diffuse background becomes clearer and brighter. Darker helixes are presented over the course of the tracks, but whenever the effulgence seems to iridesce between unpretentious colors, the...
Topics: ambient, experimental, cousin silas, drone, abstract, david hughes, sky watching, avant-garde,...
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Jul 2, 2018 Hortus Conclusus Records
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“ ASHES OF THE PAST ”, a double album arose from the inspiration of the Iranian post-rock band CROWS IN THE RAIN , contains eleven compositions that can be compared to eleven rivers – they just flow. Just like rivers, they have the points in which we can drift calmly with the mild current, but also the points when we are overwhelmed by its power and have nothing to do but to give into it. Just like in nature, the transition between these bipolar points is gradual and smooth. We almost...
Topics: post rock, crowns in the rain, alternative, alternative rock, psychedelic, experimental rock,...
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Jun 13, 2018 Hortus Conclusus Records
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" Temporas Synesis " arose from a live collaboration between the pianist Simone Weißenfels , the "accidental guitarist" Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt and the bass player Yann Keller which, for this concert that took place at Tonhalle - Hannover ( Germany ) , presented themselves under the name of MSP NOISE TRIO . I must start by saying that, listening to this improvisational performance, the first emotion that captures my brain is the intense feeling of communication and...
Topics: experimental, improvisational, sean derrick cooper marquardt, simone weißenfels, yann keller, msp...
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" NOSFERATU with Live Symphonic Soundscape " is a double cd live album captured during the performance of " The S&M Accidental Orchestra Experience Berlin " on February 3rd 2018 at T heater Im Delphi in Berlin and which involces artists of the caliber of Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt, Wilfried Hanrath, Stefan Zöllner, Norbert Zajac, Brigitte Küpper, Gaby Bila-Günther, Simone Weißenfels, Anja Kreysing, Oliver Rivera Drew, Diego Ferri, Emiliano Pietrini aka Globoscuro,...
Topics: experimental, improvisational, sean derrick cooper marquardt, wilfried hanrath, stefan zöllner,...
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Apr 12, 2018 Hortus Conclusus Records
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© 2018 all the tracks are written and composed by  Patrick Masson and  Gildas Brugaro mastering by Mario Lino Stancati cover art and graphic design by  Gildas Brugaro BIO : Patrick Masson aka Sylphides (Belgium) & Gildas Brugaro aka SRVTR (France)  met in 2015 on an Australian radio.  Get out fast 3 EP (on God Hates God Records / dhatura records / Tape Safe netlabel), then 2 LP where different artists from the noise scene remix them, 1 long techno track of 30 minutes out on FRACTION...
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Topics: experimental, ambient, patrick masson, gildas brugaro, sylphides, srvtr, techno, drone, abstract,...
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Feb 12, 2018 Hortus Conclusus Records
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The starting point and inspirational compass of this latest work by Globoscuro centers around the mysteric, esoteric and pythagorean meanings of the number 3 and its composite derivatives. The Triad is the first odd number in energy, is the first perfect number, and is a middle and analogy. The Pythagoreans referred it to Physiology; it is the cause of all that has a triple dimension. It is also the cause of good counsel, intelligence, and knowledge, and is a "Mistress of Music"...
Topics: experimental, globoscuro, emiliano pietrini, ambient, abstract, avant-garde, manipulation,...
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Feb 7, 2018 Hortus Conclusus Records
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The team of Hortus Conclusus Records mark a milestone and decided to celebrate their 100th release with this special compilation album graced by 26 tracks arised from the creativity and compelling talent of 28 great Artists most of which have been previously collaborators of the label. The sophisticated sonic flower blossomed from these eclectic celebrations presents itself as a colorful and heterogeneous panorama in which all the artistic personalities involved are intertwined with the breath...
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Topics: experimental, hcr100, abquexa, dawn tuesday, øystein jørgensen, chelidon frame, globoscuro,...
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Jan 25, 2018 Hortus Conclusus Records
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DOWNLOAD HERE "Some Perfect Curtains Vol. 2" is an intriguing compilation, arose from an idea by the Artist Marco Lucchi, which takes the listeners through several zones of sound, all along the way cleaving just enough to an abstract definition of ambient, musique concrete and generically experimental music, without being immovably adhered to it. Marco Lucchi himself perfectly defines this compilatios as "A pataphysical journey, a collection of 'ending tracks' for 'imaginary...
Topics: experimental, avant-garde, alternative, various artists, some perfect curtains vol.2, compilation,...
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Dec 4, 2017 Hortus Conclusus Records
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"Hypnosis" is a shadow-enshrouded meditation, a slow-moving journey into fully realized strange sonic places that offer our mind’s eye a lot to consider. Its rhythmic elements balance perfectly with the long drifts, bringing that primal/tribal touch I enjoy without moving the album fully into that realm. This is more about the mystery, the space inside, the secrets. A very strong sonic offering from TT-RAM and Lutz Thuns. © 2017 music written and composed by Josquin Goury and Lutz...
Topics: ambient, experimental, abstract, avant-garde, manipulation, experimental music, minimalism, sound...
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"NOSFERATU, Symphonie Des Grauens" is a double live album captured during the performance of the "The S&M Accidental Orchestra Experience" on October 13th 2017 at Traumathek Videostore & Filmcafé in Cologne and which involces artists of the caliber of Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt, Jens Prümper, Stefan Zöllner, Norbert Zajac, Brigitte Küpper, Andréa Bryan and Wilfried Hanrath. There is hardly a proper way to describe an artistic power such as in has spreaded by...
Topics: experimental, improvisational, sean derrick cooper marquardt, jens prümper, stefan zöllner,...
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Oct 24, 2017 Hortus Conclusus Records
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In the EP "Cryin' Ghost" by Eternalkeys, an Instrumental project created by the Italian keyboardist and modern composer Mimmo D'Ippolito, the darkness is omnipresent and traverses every frequency and heterodyned texture meandering between electronic fields, acoustic alleys and elysian sonic peripheries' contemplations. This aeriform approach is lifted ever higher with the help of cautiously injected synth streamlets embraced by recurrent and highly captivating piano melodies. Titles...
Topics: ambient, eternalkeys, mimmo d'ippolito, eternal rose, abstract, avant-garde, manipulation,...
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Oct 5, 2017 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Formed in Summer 2016 and based near Liverpool, earthborn visions is an experimental ambient project seeking to explore juxtapositions of sound, melody, harmony and randomness. The main protagonist is Mike Sweeney with occasional, ad-hoc collaborators. Although never trying to fall neatly into one genre of music, our output has been recently described on the Eclectrocasts Podcast as ‘punk ambient’. Drawing on influences as diverse as sixties’ psychedelia, minimalism and avant grade...
Topics: ambient, experimental, earthborn visions, michael sweeney, drone, abstract, la bufera infernal,...
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Sep 26, 2017 Hortus Conclusus Records
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"Guitar Solos" is a guitar-based split album arose from the joined inspirations of musicians of the caliber of Jochen Arbeit and Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt. The listener enters in a soothing whirlwind of amorphous sounds, ambient grooves, spacey droning textures and erratic visionary frequencies. The general mood is turned to sonic meditations and theatrical post-modern sceneries with an inclination for modular sound frequencies and cosmic-like atmospheres. The compositional...
Topics: experimental, jochen arbeit, sean derrick cooper marquardt, zsófia kovács, sofiaquarella,...
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Sep 13, 2017 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Three gentlemen in their late fifties, veterans in improvisational music, team up to form Ph vs. F meet W:I:L to perform at the avantgarde-festival 10. Kulturtag in Oberscheid in the beautiful Westerwald in Germany. Two of them, StePHan Bartsch and SteFan Strasser, have been playing together in their duo PH vs. F for some years now; they are joined by multiinstrumentalist WILfried Hanrath aka W:I:L. Squaring The Triangle is their name for their improvisation powerplay. They meander from loud to...
Topics: avant-rock, power trio, jazz, free improvisation, instant composing, experimental, avantgarde,...
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Aug 1, 2017 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Cousin Silas' "Over Moors and Silver Streams" is a striking ambient apotheosis composed by a hour and 20 minutes single track embraced by an aesthetic amalgamation of sustained sounds and prolonged periods of silence. Crystalline sine tones evoke the feeling of being entrapped in an arcane antrum, everything feels lactational and utterly soothing. The plasticity of this piece makes it a show-stopper, for the meandering sonic waves and magnanimous moments of quiescence evoke a stasis...
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Topics: ambient, experimental, cousin silas, drone, abstract, david hughes, over moors and silver streams,...
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Jul 17, 2017 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Unheimliche Zeiten is the last artistic effort of Norbert Kutz in art Eisenlager. In perfect (dis)harmony with the title all the tracks create a sense of frozen time, as if waiting for something in a windowless room, which forces attention toward the details of the sounds. After a few listens, it is possible to stop waiting for something to happen and realize that it is all happening right there. Dissonant tones twine around each other and partially blot out long-crunching rhythmical loops and...
Topics: experimental, eisenlager, vava vol, industrial, abstract, field recordings, siggi we, avant-garde,...
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Jun 28, 2017 Hortus Conclusus Records
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El Hierro Island Dronescapes Vol. 1 is the latest album released by Julius Granell with Hortus Conclusus Records and it is, for a strange paradox of alchemical numerology, subsequent to the homonymous Vol. 2 that was published at the end of the last year. We are facing a work that has its sonic roots in an island and, in fact, the sound stream seems to constantly go towards the coast with delicate but definitely tenacious waves. The whole album has restrained, dreamlike atmosphere. It’s like...
Topics: ambient, experimental, julius granell, stella hagemann, abstract, avant-garde, manipulation,...
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Jun 9, 2017 Hortus Conclusus Records
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"Music For The Dead" originally arose as the third act of Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt's Drone Drama Trilogy, which was previously released in three acts, on three seperate labels, and which includes "The Radiant Child : First Act \ The Awaking Assiduous Awareness", "God`s DNA" and finally "Music For The Dead". The third act has been recently put to film by the director Cecelia Chapman and has now premired in the city of Cologne and soon at various...
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Topics: experimental, globoscuro, sean derrick cooper marquardt, emiliano pietrini, miriam glinka, anne...
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Jun 5, 2017 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Formed in Summer 2016 and based near Liverpool, earthborn visions is an experimental ambient project seeking to explore juxtapositions of sound, melody, harmony and randomness. The main protagonist is Mike Sweeney with occasional, ad-hoc collaborators. Although never trying to fall neatly into one genre of music, our output has been recently described on the Eclectrocasts Podcast as ‘punk ambient’. Drawing on influences as diverse as sixties’ psychedelia, minimalism and avant grade...
Topics: ambient, experimental, earthborn visions, michael sweeney, drone, abstract, memory discharge,...
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Mary of The Lights by Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt Tonight above a thousand moons Covers the city against the night Beneath the voices that shine a light. Scratch and beats between deep-sea apples of  grooves. © SDCM 20 May 2017 DOWNLOAD © 2017 Performers, in art and music, will be conducted by light, improvising simultaneously, constituting composition and choreographie. a critic of the Royal Cortissoz once exclaimed on March the 8th, 1913, „It was a good exibition, but don't repeat...
Topics: experimental, improvisational, sean derrick cooper marquardt, yann keller, wilfried hanrath, zam...
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May 11, 2017 Hortus Conclusus Records
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"The Mother Stone" is one of these oneiric albums that realizes its pure poetic lavishness due to the purposeful intersection of significances, metaphors, instruments, interpretations and wavering ecletic moods. String instruments, mallet instruments, guitars, piano, vocoder, synthesizers, field recordings, and voices which harmonize the acting in 3 distinct languages (english, french and italian) are the vital ingredients that form this intimate concoction of poetry, music, noise,...
Topics: ambient, experimental, abstract, avant-garde, manipulation, experimental music, musique concrète,...
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May 8, 2017 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Cousin Silas' "A Fall Of Moondust" is an album that captures a lightweight oneric physiognomy and transports this feeling via soothing guitar sound waves to the ears of the listeners. If there is one particular strength that truly distinguishes Silas' ambient compositions from the well-populated genre, it is the merciless focus on sharply carved-out but eternally smooth melodies. Don't expect convoluted drone layers, eclectic beat patterns or the misty reverberation of plinking chimes...
Topics: ambient, experimental, cousin silas, drone, abstract, david hughes, a fall of moondust,...
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May 4, 2017 Hortus Conclusus Records
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"Swamp Forest", blossomed by the collaboration between Head Joint and December Nightskies, is a dark, spacey and monumentally long track characterized by disquieting drones, shoots of sporadic rhythm and an insinuating, constant air of dark tension. Nothing ever really strives to impress, but it’s all consistent in tone, persuasive in its darkness and, in spite of the duration, never crushingly oppressive. In some passages one may perceive a sense of isolation like being lost in a...
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Topics: ambient, experimental, december nightskies, kendall keeler, head joint, michael jobborn, abstract,...
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Different kind of arts can be melted, penetrated, infused one into the other to give birth to a compelling embrace of ispiration which is able to generate "sound across the word" and across both to create visions, images, sensations and universes otherwise inaccessible. It is precisely from this universal spirit that the album begins its journey , traveling through the portal that leads into the creative union of 14 artists for 14 songs based on 14 poems which from the...
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Topics: experimental, globoscuro, sean derrick cooper marquardt, emiliano pietrini, lydia lunch, aphra...
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Apr 12, 2017 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Edø Pistø Sømi's music drowns in abstract contemplation and focused observation, celebrating the innermost analysis as the primary focal point. The listening subject absorbs, and later adheres to, the structural movement, the reciprocation between sinewed flumes and harsher interim stages. The whole album, meanwhile, does indeed feature that dualism time and again, but fittingly enough evokes its title by emphasizing the connotative glacial archetip of its title. Even the most...
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Topics: experimental, edø pistø sømi, edoardo pistolesi somigli, abstract, avant-garde, manipulation,...
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Apr 4, 2017 Hortus Conclusus Records
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According to the dictionary of Cambridge a "masterpiece" can be defined as "a person's greatest piece of work, as in an art" or also "anything done with masterly skill and excellence". Well this definition fit perfectly with the 2nd volume of the concept opera "DOORS" arose from the compelling inspiration of 2 artists of the caliber of Øystein Jørgensen & Chris Silver T. The whole album is draped in an almost constant dreamy fog of equal parts...
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Mar 27, 2017 Hortus Conclusus Records
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"Migant Bird Girl" is composed by a 24 mins single track which contains whitin itself heterogeneous universes and trails apparently separated by the wave of space and time yet strongly united by the abstract geometrical matter which contains them. A sort of sonic tesseract whose spontaneous accesses are facing towards dimensional walls that multiply through the spheroidal-vitreous-concrete abstractions of Emiliano Pietrini aka Globoscuro which meet/collide with the...
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Mar 22, 2017 hortus conclusus records
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This is one of the most imaginative albums whose stylistic dichotomy does not clash rather than becoming delicately enmeshed. "Half Truths / Halbe Wahrheiten", however, revisits an eterogeneous climes in full force, although its cosmic jitters and frolicking frequencies feel like liquedous rain showers next to the noisy fluxion of jagged fractions and pernicious ruptures. A sonic universe of strong impact awakened by the fusion of the talents, inspirations and experiences of two...
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Topics: experimental, vava vol, eisenlager, industrial, abstract, field recordings, siggi we, linde...
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Mar 9, 2017 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Julius Granell's "FEO 2" is a superb guitar-fueled drone nocturnal album. It swims among the waves of a vernal yet a bit hazy panorama in which one can perceive the depicted buildings and architectural prowess of a chemical distance, completely isolated in a protective veil of solitude emphasized by an atypically cosmic fragility. Small traces of dissonances wash over the scenery creating an aura filled with mist but not terrifying at all. FEO2 depicts more of a deep enigmatic dream...
Topics: ambient, experimental, julius granell, stella hagemann, abstract, avant-garde, manipulation,...
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Feb 28, 2017 Hortus Conclusus Records
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In their collaboration album "cumulonimbus" Øystein Jørgensen and Globoscuro inject four airy/aqueous compositions into a slippery ergosphere, and it is here where the colloidal nature of a cosmic journey is cherished, cultivated and micrometrically illuminated. Loneliness and remoteness are hinted at, but the various washes of legato noisy constituents suggest a welcoming cave for dreams, nightmares and gravitational contemplation. And this is the premise throughout the album,...
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Topics: ambient, experimental, øystein jørgensen, ambient fabric, auditory perception, Q, globoscuro,...
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Feb 13, 2017 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Humanfobia's "Insomnia Zero" is, for the most part, a quiet and mysterious album, but that’s not to imply it’s minimal in design. The sense of darkness and space is one of the most effective I’ve ever heard, with tiny unique details that appear and vanish, in proximity and far in the distance, often moving from one to another, just like they would sound in reality. The music uses what sounds like a great deal of organic and field-recorded objects - clinks, whirs, sliding - that...
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Topics: dark ambient, experimental, abstract, avant-garde, manipulation, experimental music, musique...
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Feb 2, 2017 Hortus Conclusus Records
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American Carnage, album arose from the 4 hands collaboration between MoreBlackThenGod aka Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt and Globoscuro aka Emiliano Pietrini, is a gibbering madness of concrete noises, gloomy soundscapes and teeming voices which grow in strength and intensity while snaking among the labyrinthic layers of an allegoric panorama. The sweeping drones and atmospheres are there in the background from the start but silently and slowly build up until the song blends the macabre choir...
Topics: experimental, globoscuro, sean derrick cooper marquardt, moreblackthengod, emiliano pietrini,...
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Jan 25, 2017 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Light Speed Vortex are a quintet formed by the musicians "Man from Uranus", "Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt", "Jonas Golland", "Gardyloo SPeW" and "Kenichi Iwasa" gathered together to create a thrilling live performance which took place at the New River Studio in London on 20 november 2016. The path on the performance overall is very, very bleak, labyrinthic and at times chaotic and nomadic. The instrumental lines are always moving, trudging...
Topics: experimental, live, concert, light speed vortex, man from uranus, sean derrick cooper marquardt,...
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Jan 18, 2017 Hortus Conclusus Records
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"Behind the Fog", album arose from the collaboration between Wolfgang Gsell and Lutz Thuns, drowns in contemplation and focused observation, celebrating the innermost sonic analysis as the primary focal point. The listening subject absorbs, and later adheres to, the structural movement, the reciprocation between sinewed flumes and harsher interim stages. The music follows an architectural structure driven by organic landscapes and a melodic aesthetics which allows a pure foggy silence...
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Jan 17, 2017 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Shock Opera! by opening needle progress is a work that emanate psychedelic airflows, krafty kaleidoscopes and lysergic visions with only one ubiquitous constant: a poetic sonic oneirism. The album does indeed have a set of textures which are pieced together like a surreal puzzle, among them clear cut guitars grafted with frequency-bending filters, synth-oid sparks and vocals, percussive noises, beats and droning bass runlets. The end result is therefore not completely arbitrary and allows...
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Topics: psychedelic, experimental, avant-garde, ambient, dark ambient, experimental music, post rock,...
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Jan 16, 2017 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Astronatuen Abentauer, album arose from the inspiration of  Norbert Kutz aka Eisenlager, is able to led into a foggy minimal drone structure, amplified by the cold breath of an electronic wind and a slowly pulsing sound like the thrum of weird machinery, etches out the image of a barren landscape, lifeless or dormant, cosmic or simply abandoned. It’s a very lonely-sounding track, but its quiet metaphoric inner voice and almost unshifting cadence renders it deeply hypnotic and sonically...
Topics: experimental, eisenlager, industrial, abstract, field recordings, avant-garde, experimental music,...
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Dec 12, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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DOWNLOAD HERE © 2016 LICHT DIRIGAT - A concept of Mary-Noele Dupuis. Performers, in art and music, will be conducted by light, improvising simultaneously, constituting composition and choreographie. a critic of the Royal Cortissoz once exclaimed on March the 8th, 1913, „It was a good exibition, but don't repeat it.“ Light on = play, talk, sing, dance, act. Light off = silence,stillness, non-action. The „on/off“ lamp concept is the sole principale of light conduction, regardless to...
Topics: experimental, improvisational, sean derrick cooper marquardt, bea dickas, tonzentrale, andreas...
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Dec 6, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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This wonderful collaboration album between (Dell.Tree) and Metek has the effect of distilling all of the most disturbing forgotten memories of one’s inner cave into a surreal and intoxicating metaphoric panorama. Familiar yet oddly dream-like and out of time images clutter together in a way that is both comforting and disturbing. Definitely, this is a poetic and fascinating exploration that manages to simultaneously provoke and pacify the listener. Excellent and unmatched bizarro music from...
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Topics: experimental, (dell.tree), metek, marcelo mendes, fredrik nilsson, abstract, avant-garde,...
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Nov 23, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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"Point of No Return", album arosed from the compelling inspiration of Mental Escape Pod aka Felix Montfort, is a charming journey from dusk into darkness. Bass-heavy drones build the atmosphere before odd hisses flow into the soundscape. A high, oscillating key sound is the last to appear, elevating the music to spacey solitary heights, gazing at the stars as they slowly reveal themselves. Slow noises herald the oncoming darkness as the tracks slowly spiral upward to the silence of...
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Topics: ambient, experimental, mental escape pod, felix montfort, abstract, avant-garde, manipulation,...
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Nov 14, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Julius Granell's "El Hierro Island Dronescapes Vol. 2" is a soothing-exciting and sophisticated artifact that showcases the poetic mastery of the author in the construction of his guitar soundscapes. The album is charmingly supercharged with guitar drones and obscure gleams, but the cryptic density of the layers increases, becomes more elysian and grandiloquent without ever lifting off. The widened frequency spectrum adds depth and plasticity with a more cohesive aural paintings...
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Nov 10, 2016 hortus conclusus records
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"Chicago Am Rhein" consists in a series of three concerts performed in the city of Cologne by artists of the caliber of Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt aka MoreBlackThenGod, Bea Dickas aka TONZENTRALE, Kossi N Sougan Jery Tofie and Mouhamadou Sall. The performances, a free-form of impro-tribal-noise based patterns, are masterfully executed with poetic alchemy and measured aggression and are capable to wash out over those brave souls clutching the front barrier. During the listening...
Topics: experimental, sean derrick cooper marquardt, moreblackthengod, bea dickas, kossi n sougan tofier...
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Nov 9, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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"Pan Spherica" is a deep album, and Lutz Thuns and Harald Bertram take full advantage of the meditative aspects of the sound here. There’s a whole lot going on, plenty of small elements holding hands to make large musical gestures.The drum-driven pieces open the space for some solar moods, and then it’s pared back as we are guided into our darker spaces and allowed to immerse ourselves there. An excellent exploration of an electro/tribal sensibility of a different kind, capable to...
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Oct 31, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Cousin Silas' "Lift The Sky" is intensive, lush, and presents the mellow kind of soothing darkness that inspires you rather than scaring you off by crushing your good mood. The guitar strings are so vivid, powerful, multilayered and liquid that they create a flow that washes the listener away into a dark maelstrom of oneiric melodies, melancholic intersections, superb solemnity and poetic caresses. Don’t expect overly convoluted or deep percussions because the mellow beats are much...
Topics: ambient, experimental, cousin silas, drone, abstract, david hughes, lift the sky, avant-garde,...
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Oct 31, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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7parsec: what an interesting name. Essentially, the parsec is the parallax angle of one arcsecond, an astronomical unit of length used to measure interstellar distances. One parsec is about 3.26 light-years. 7 is the distance that divides the Earth from Vega. 7parsec also happens to be a trio that consists of members Giuseppe Paciolla (guitars), Nello Grauso (bass) and Pasquale Rea (Drums). The group hails from Naples (Italy) and, according to words the band itself, "astronomical concepts,...
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Topics: post-rock, 7parsec, alternative, alternative rock, psychedelic, experimental rock, noise, noise...
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Oct 26, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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According to the author the meaning and inspiration of the whole album can be summarized with a quote taken from the Urban Dictionary: (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Ghetto-Genius&defid=1510259) ".....Ghetto Genius: An Individual possessing the brain power equal to that of a genius, born and raised in poverty. Des the Ghetto-genius: though he possesses the brain power of a genuis, with an IQ of 147, he's stuck to have intellegent conversations only with himself due to...
Topics: experimental, sean derrick cooper marquardt, moreblackthengod, abstract, field recordings,...
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Oct 19, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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“Raw Sessions - vol. 0” is the result of a series of improvised sessions, recorded live and barely edited. The set up is simple: a guitar, a loop machine, a bunch of effects and some raw ideas to elaborate. The microphone captures both the sound produced and the ambience by which is surrounded: the outcome is a mixture of the two sources, where looped guitar riffs and noises fuses together. DOWNLOAD HERE © 2016 Recorded by Alessio Premoli aka Chelidon Frame between January 2016 and March...
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Oct 4, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Teratological Soundscapes, a sonic artwork arose from the inspiration and boundless talent of the multi-instrumentalist Balkar Wachholz aka Ángel Sánchez Cervera, is an intrasigently complex as well as cosmically enchanting release. The gothic/concrete "darkscape" that is evoked doesn‘t erupt with a sudden moment of shock and thus ends the listener‘s metaphoric discomfort, but on the contrary moves on with a creepy build-up of tension, visionariety and anxiety. The album...
Topics: experimental, balkar wachholz, angel sanchez cervera, abstract, avant-garde, manipulation,...
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Sep 15, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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The EP "Eternal Rose" by Eternalkeys, an Instrumental project created by the Italian keyboardist and modern composer Mimmo D'Ippolito, is based on different concretive piano melodies and fragile, bright synthesizer strings, both ingredients that usually enforce melancholy and solitude but instead form a soothing, ever so slightly dream-like and misterious atmosphere. This creation of Mimmo D'Ippolito is of a melodious and mystic nature that captures the listener's imagination across a...
Topics: ambient, eternalkeys, mimmo d'ippolito, eternal rose, abstract, avant-garde, manipulation,...
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Sep 5, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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The music which is exhaled from "music roboter", album arose from the collaboration between Eisenlager and HELL IS CARBON, resemble like a living being that has embraced influences and bits of many cultures, many types of genres, many different approaches and, least but not last, their "difficult to imitate" experimentalist talent. Polymorphous, multifaceted and perfectly layered, these sonic movements of planets take form in front of a black backdrop of nothingness which is...
Topics: experimental, eisenlager, hell is carbon, industrial, abstract, field recordings, avant-garde,...
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Aug 30, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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The inner perception that arose from The S&M Accidental Orchestra's live improvisation is like flowing into the lunatic tide of an enigmatic ocean. Merging caressive theremin's dialogues with electro-acoustic sine wave, swirling guitar strings with reciprocating bit-crushed synth chords, the arising concoction is strongly metallic, blurry and otherworldly. The moody stream encompasses one of the biggest strengths of the concert, taking all the time it needs without ever changing the...
Topics: experimental, sean derrick cooper marquardt, michael forrest, edmund davie, phil MFu, marina young,...
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Aug 20, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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This collaboration album, arose from the inspiration and endless talent of the artists Øystein Jørgensen & Chris Silver T., exhales and ultimately catapults the listener into a fascinating melange of multitudinous space particles and technocratic galaxies of aural ether. The obscure flow of sound constantly flashes into a physiognomy of percussion, rhythm patterns and beat spectrum that only make the aulic darker parts much more isolating and hence threatening. The sonic paradox is: Look...
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Topics: ambient, experimental, øystein jørgensen, chris silver T., abstract, avant-garde, manipulation,...
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Jul 31, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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In "Imperfectus Ellipsis", album arose from the collaboration between the multi-instrumentalists Braghsdn (Ángel Sánchez Cervera) and Globoscuro (Emiliano Pietrini) you can perceive and interiorize the very meaning of the irrational clay of sound deep within the most labyrintic and complex doors of your soul. In an unique concrete/noise/ambient aesthetics this collaborative effort stands as the pinnacle of a surrealistic poetic canvas, and the painting upon it is truly an...
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Jul 22, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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"Every Day A New Dream", album arose from the magical inspiration of the wonderful german artist Lutz Thuns, is like a world inside a world, a sort of state of consciousness somewhere between the dreaming and waking universe where the line between reality and visions is fascinatingly unclear. The music will sweep over you and carry you out and into the farthest reaches of your inner mind, among the waves of the very essence of your soul and at the end crushing you into a sonic poetic...
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Jun 16, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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"Discreet" is music from a different level, dimension, realm and universe. As usual Robert G. Rough has maintained a sustainable level of high-quality electro-acoustic release that were fitting of the drone, ambient and concrete genre tags. However, he approaches music not just as an always-challenging composer and performer, but as an ever-experimenting sound artist as well. In this work you will enjoy acoustic, raw, virtual and organic sounds as they interact with all kinds of audio...
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May 19, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Himmelholzsteg 4 it’s undoubtly a a powerful album, and Eiselnager aka Norbert Kutz (this time in collaboration with several wonderful artists such Dawn Tuesday, Damien Olsen, Lutz Thuns, Christian Fiesel, IDTAL, Ronald Oliveira, Russell Laing, Leon C, Vava Vol and Misterciapica DJ) approaches it with pure conviction. The music is what we’ve come to expect from the project: dark, cloistered atmospheres, a glimpse of intelligent irony and hypnotic rhythm delivered with intent and abandon....
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May 19, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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This is a most unobtrusive album, but therein lies its strength. It’s a complex thing to create music that doesn’t intentionally demand the full attention of the listener, relying on suggestion and minimalism to form its identity. At the first stirrings, the listener is disengaged, left drifting with little or no guidance, and the point is all but lost. While the tracks flow, this type of music collaborates with the listener, creating a symbiotic relationship that varies from person to...
Topics: Dark Ambient, experimental, las paccariscas, yegor voloshin, abstract, avant-garde, manipulation,...
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May 19, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Drone Messiah's self titled album provides a sonic path not narrowly confined by genre. It cleverly mixes drone ambient elements with a lo-fi panoply of sounds, field recordings and gusts that would ordinarily be found in a piece from the noise genre, besides boasting the sonorous enrichment of excellent and charming artistic collaborations. Others of the 6 pieces range across a spectrum from fairly "traditional" drone/noise ambience into chill with pleasant recurring beats. This is...
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May 17, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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The gateway to Cousin Silas' "Contrasts" offers much delight and is enormously meaningful to the connoisseur of the most refined ambient music in particular and heterodyned Guitar/Drone dioramas in general. The slow fade-in phase with its wondrously argentine-colored cloudlets and eminently elasticized melodic flashes of distant galaxies prepares the listening subject of the things to come. Admixed aerose microglitters and heating circulation-based exhalations create a fittingly...
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May 17, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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"A Pie de Luz" is a fairly diverse album, not just for its experimental adventurism, but for the emotional ground it covers through the flow of a charming acting and caressing poetic significances. It is not just a mere sharing of metaphors and sound, but is a documentation of how those sounds’ existence came together as a part of a developing, potentially tragic scenario with strangely powerful crescendos, climaxes, and moments of whisperings embraced by a silent rest. They remain...
Topics: experimental, isabel ros de castro, abstract, avant-garde, manipulation, experimental music,...
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An artist chooses an album or song title for a reason, even if the reason is that the title merely serves as a placeholder. This title seems more than a placeholder. In this sonic context, "Remix 3: When The Lord Comes Again The Earth Will Be Destroyed By Fire", as defined for the realm of meanings, gives a springboard from which to contemplate the work. The single piece which comprises this album serves as a kind of metaphor for the spaces between - the places beyond conventional...
Topics: ambient, experimental, december nightskies, kendall keeler, abstract, avant-garde, manipulation,...
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Apr 26, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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The eclecticism which forms "All the Young Gods", album that arose from the 6 hands collaboration between Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt, Globoscuro and Lutz Thuns, is driven by diametrically opposite yet well intersected audio bowels. Each track is skillfully caressed by very concrete ingredients and sonic minimal electronic buildups that constitute its auroral and lunar existence. There are tiny shades and murkier substances floating in these apparitions that cause feelings of...
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Hortus Conclusus Records with Aphra Tesla Live in Die Baptisten in Berlin „Friedenskirche Charlottenburg“ 10-04-2106 The live concert of Hortus Conclusus Records (Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt, Braghsdn and Globoscuro) with the metaphysical guiding voice of the great slovenian artist Aphra Tesla, that took place at "Die Baptisten In Berlin - Friedenskirche Charlottenburg - on april 10th 2016, is certainly an inspired and poetic work of radical improvisation. An intriguing experiment...
Topics: experimental, globoscuro, sean derrick cooper marquardt, braghsdn, emiliano pietrini, angel sanchez...
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Apr 5, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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The album "In Love with Africa", arose from the compelling creativity of the artist Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt, is caressed by a sonic universe that is both abstract and yet not completely unfamiliar. There is an ethereal beauty that accompanies the flow of the 2 tracks as they climb a fragmented path of performance, weaving through moments of drone, musique concrete, subtle and very sparse disturbed beats, and absolute, pure abstract sound structures. Loops range through tracks,...
Topics: experimental, sean derrick cooper marquardt, moreblackthengod, abstract, field recordings,...
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Apr 1, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Behemoth (Various Artists Compilation) was put together during March 2016 by Kendall Keeler of December Nightskies by receiving songs, informations and websites from the artists. the release it is published in collaboration between Hortus Conclusus Records and Petroglyph Music Netlabel. DOWNLOAD HERE Cover Art and graphic design by Emiliano Pietrini © 2016 Thank You To All The Amazing Artists Who Participated On This Compilation ARTISTS INFO: BERTHELOT:...
Topics: experimental, avant-garde, alternative, various artists, behemoth, compilation, dark ambient,...
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Mar 29, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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The split album between the GE Stinson's project ".5MNK" and Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt is en eclectic work built on polyhedric audio vestibules and precisely carved out visions. The album does impose a strong golden thread that keep together a collection of willfully isolated tracks which, as the old adage goes, “speak for themselves” rather than functioning as mandatory constituents of a shaped aesthetics. This characteristics, far from being a flaw, helps to keep up the...
Topics: experimental, ambient, GE stinson, .5mnk, sean derrick cooper marquardt, abstract, avant-garde,...
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Mar 21, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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"42 days" is a transcendent album, it traverses the great abyss of a boundless cosmos and its combination of deep brooding drone-based synthesizers, summons a deeper meaning to the otherwise tenebrous and isolationist wellspring of sound. This album truly borders on the mystical, and in the otherworldly atmosphere of this album is a seed of brilliance that just stuck right to my soul from the very beginning. Robert G. Rough has gone above and beyond in his quest to bring something...
Topics: experimental, ambient, robert g. rough, drone, abstract, avant-garde, manipulation, experimental...
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Mar 9, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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The one track album "Love 24/7" is based and ispired by the Oliver O. Rednitz´s street-art campaign that has been seen in Berlin and other metropolis all over the world since more then 12 years. Exquisitely refined and harmonious in this manifestation, the song, for a short time, descends into a wavering area of chaotic fluctuation before that fluctuation itself becomes order and reinstates the previous dreamy atmosphere, guiding the song into a gentle yet surreal landscape....
Topics: experimental, sean derrick cooper marquardt, moreblackthengod, globoscuro, oliver o. rednitz,...
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Mar 3, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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M.Nomized is an artist that has consistently delivered variations upon a vision; an unique and charming style that is backed up by a competent handling of aural texture and tightly honed compositions. "Minimalist Experiences II", the 2nd chapter of the saga promoted by Hortus Conclusus Records, is definitely a gargantuan album which takes the listener to a high level of perceptual experience. It is utterly engaging and manages to excel in ways which are both dreamlike and unique. It...
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Feb 26, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Eisenlager's Susanne Klickerklacker is an incredibly evocative release. Sounds drift and break down, abstract tunes drenched in reverb and fractured with little glitchy texture effects play and then decompose - and are given room to decompose - making the sonic equivalent of a haze, a mist, a disorienting fog soaked in chaos. The empty spaces slowly fill up with white noise as the fog thickens, and the original sounds distort and disintegrate; suddenly rhythmic loops appear, pulling it together...
Topics: experimental, eisenlager, industrial, abstract, field recordings, avant-garde, experimental music,...
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This live album can be defined a pure noisy poem. And when it comes from artists like MoreBlackThenGod (Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt) and Klass Von Karlos it can not be otherwise. The sound is prestigiously crude in its fidelity and moody presentation; However you can easily perceive that the path of this live performance is far from being randomly primitive or a totally "impromptu" kind of process. The rise and fall of differential sonic allegories and the tidal change from heavy...
Topics: experimental, sean derrick cooper marquardt, moreblackthengod, klaas von karlos, live, concert,...
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Feb 8, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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I often try to find a parallel between an album’s title and what I can perceive in the music, and in this particular album, I have found a lot of my own thoughts illustrated across the caressive flow of notes bloomed by Cousin Silas' guitar scapes. "Between Worlds" is the perfect soundtrack to everything that is happening in your head during that enveloping moment of isolation when you find yourself in the middle of those parallel inner universes that most of us inhabit. It mirrors...
Topics: ambient, experimental, cousin silas, drone, abstract, david hughes, between worlds, avant-garde,...
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Feb 3, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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With the release "Animal Factory", Opening Needle Progress (aka Dylan Middleton) ushered in yet another universe in his continually evolving brand of psychedelic insanity, diving into the realms of post-rock and electro-inspired musical freakouts with reckless abandon. Circumambience guitars, glacially desperate voices, lysergic lyrics, coldwave and Lo-Fi gusts meet, mesh and depart ad infinitum, worshipping both a mesozoic and futuristic landscapes. Sometimes, textures and melodies...
Topics: experimental, avant-garde, psychedelic, ambient, dark ambient, experimental music, post rock,...
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Jan 28, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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God Cancer’s "Voice of Jehovah" one track EP is a sonic lo-fi odyssey, a slow walk from the stygian abyss into the "light of darkness". The aural transformation of these literary concepts, however, is what makes or breaks the short ride. It is true that the artist Per Najbjerg Odderskov uses the creativity momentum to erect ill-colored circulators and gravitational redshifts filled with loathing and gusts of vocal noisy rancor, but the level of anger itself is never...
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Jan 25, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Within the long single track of "Unter der Autobahn", Midnightradio11 plunges the listener into a thematic audio experience, based on the idea of being left forsaken inside a complex and distorted virtual environment. Much like finding yourself in a cross between a Salvador Dali painting and a Luis Buñuel film, this visual cue is deftly conveyed on the sonic landscape of the album. From the opening footsteps that immediately invoke the sense of being alone within Midnightradio11's...
Topics: experimental, midnightradio11, eisenlager, industrial, abstract, field recordings, avant-garde,...
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Jan 23, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Richard Ramirez & MoreBlackThenGod - You can carve your name on my face because at the end of the day it is only you I think about (2016) The virtual "A" side of this split is comprised of a single track, “Tongue Depravity”, from the great and well known artist Richard Ramirez. The track opens with numerous gusts of classy noise layered over one another, creating an acroamatic fluxion of duality and resounding detonative landscapes. The poetic chaos morphs slowly while the...
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Jan 19, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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"Volume III" is the kind of album that improves with patience. At first, it might seem impenetrable and intentionally dense, but upon closer examination, Mr. Hidayat’s skewed talents start to become apparent. This is extreme experimental noisy expression that also succeeds as an involved listening experience. Pandu is like a mad scientist who doesn’t allow his creations to venture too far beyond his control, and his strength lies in the fact that his "alchemy" does not...
Topics: experimental, pandu hidayat, volume III, abstract, field recordings, avant-garde, experimental...
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Jan 17, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Between his "MoreBlackThenGod" project and his long-running careers in his own name, Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt has become a dazzling guiding star for the universe of experimental music in its more classy and inspiring way of shaping the sand of sound into charming castles of symphonic noise and meaningful scores of poetry. While noise is abundant with artists whose work could be described as both personal and horrific, Sean has consistently pushed the definitions of both terms to...
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Jan 15, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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The charming split EP arose from the artistic collaboration between Zatan and Lee Other is able to sow eclectic panoramas of noise and silence, madness and quietness, reflection and chaos that intertwine placidly in a perfect disharmonious harmony across hermetic caves in which, mysteriously, the moonlight appears eternally visible. As cumulonimbus mirrored in an overturned universe the sonorities flow through carnal and visceral throbs, giving light to darkness and darkness to light, in a...
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Jan 11, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Cousin Silas’ "Catharsis" has the novelistic detail engrained in its title already, and the focus on tranquility and placidity is equally open to scrutiny. But the actual work, meaning the 9 drone-based guitar soundscapes, resides in the tropopause, with all its glucans, vesicles and fermions equally touched by light and liquid. The former is not always transparent, the latter not necessarily prone to serve as an amniotic compound of enlightenment. In fact, "Catharsis" is...
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Topics: ambient, experimental, cousin silas, drone, abstract, david hughes, catharsis, avant-garde,...
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Jan 1, 2016 Hortus Conclusus Records
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The obscure journey of "Broken Wing", blossomed by the sonic seeds of the fascintating artist Dawn Tuesday, allow us to penetrate the cusp of a lap joint or fin, traversing the descent from a purely liquid state to a loftier vapor. A mucoid underwater cave maybe? In lieu of softly simmering superfluids, the artist chooses to place blizzardous longitudinal airflows in-between heavily reverberated metallic afterglows. Two additional textures are of note: the omnipresence of a deep...
Topics: ambient, experimental, dawn tuesday, broken wing, abstract, avant-garde, manipulation, experimental...
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Dec 28, 2015 Hortus Conclusus Records
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The one-song album "Distorting Time" by Something Like Squids, a project arose from the collaboration between Kendall Keeler (December Nightskies) and Charlie Naked, showcases that even without the help of an oscillator one can tangibly "see and touch" the sound. Naturally, it helps if one is keen on the amalgamation of Drone, Glitch and a pinch of tribal New Age. The insistence on machines, steam pipes and glittering sparks is not necessarily feasible of revving up euphony,...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, something like squids, december nightskies, kendall keeler, charlie...
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Dec 19, 2015 Hortus Conclusus Records
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"Phobias II”, arose from the well "tried and tested" collaboration between Braghsdn (Ángel Sánchez Cervera) and Globoscuro (Emiliano Pietrini) is the 2nd chapter of the musical opera devoted to a deep and emotional excavation into the muddy sand of human fears. The album is a strangely structured but ultimately succeeding embroidery of shady clefts and kaleidoscopic nutritious colors. Like a filmmaker, who can bring together the most poignant aspects of a setting, the album...
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Dec 18, 2015 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Bitwalker’s "wrong way of doing synths" depicts an unusually honest string of prospects by transforming its precise description into nearly tangible universes: it is an emulation of a non-existent land, with the basic distinction between an emulation and a simulation being a greater surrealism-focused approach in the former model of a sonic (re)creation. Indeed, the album is supercharged with allegories, memories, flashbacks, visions, wonder and awe.… bursts of diamantine...
Topics: experimental, bitwalker, abstract, avant-garde, manipulation, experimental music, ambient, musique...
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Dec 11, 2015 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Melancholic, dreamy, elegant, diverse and distinct, the arctic vitality of Flavio Severino’s album “Mancanze” tells a solemn and in-places oneiric tale that stands well on its own, riddled with delicate nuance and a hyperborean conviction. With an ethereal tranquility that appears to pulsate in time with the landscape it claims to represent, natural, classical and contemporary inspiration becomes apparent, with juxtaposing genres complimenting each other magnificently. The cyclical nature...
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Topics: ambient, experimental, flavio severino, mancanze, abstract, avant-garde, manipulation, experimental...
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Nov 20, 2015 Hortus Conclusus Records
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The very nature and poetic vision of "#5Poems", arose from the artistic collaboration between Globoscuro, Una Lee and Peter Wullen, demands slow movements and mucoid formations so that the listener does not realize a new segue right from the get-go. Majestically swirling, magnanimously flittering, the basic premise never changes, even the textural range emits the self-imposed set of intrinsic sonic anarchy. Rhythmic and moody alterations are allowed to materialize a multiplexed...
Topics: experimental, globoscuro, una lee, peter wullen, emiliano pietrini, abstract, avant-garde,...
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Nov 17, 2015 Hortus Conclusus Records
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M.Nomized's "Textures and Parasites" is a wondrously oneiric theophany supercharged with magic droplets whose physiognomy is occasionally bent and elongated. The ensuing warped effect is as playful as it is a delight. As the title suggests, the bubbling noise washes gleam and glint, but the mood is not uplifting. The tone sequences are in fact withdrawn into themselves, resulting in a remotely electro-accentuated alcove of contemplation. Additional crashes and crackles are adjuvants...
Topics: experimental, Mnomized, M.Nomized, abstract, avant-garde, manipulation, experimental music,...
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Nov 15, 2015 Hortus Conclusus Records
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The one track album "Inverno", arose from the collaboration between Globoscuro and December Nightskies, is a semi-lachrymose coruscating diorama comprising of heavily processed and hence oneiric guitar feedback, synthetic square flumes and pristine reverb-related magnetotails deriving from a cross-linked textures. The morphogenesis is firmly set, the album follow the paths of a seraphic incandescence throughout its aural existence. Longitudinal colchicine cloudlets, purified voices...
Topics: Dark Ambient, experimental, globoscuro, december nightskies, emiliano pietrini, kendall keeler,...
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Nov 12, 2015 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Hailing from Salerno (Italy), The "Nubi di Osaka" are a five-piece band whose debut EP is a rich blend of different sonic rivers and charming whirlwinds of emotions. Add to all these thing an embrace of lyrics with a strong impact and introspection and you will get a collection of 5 songs that is varied, interesting and hits all the right buttons. The band offer a quick sparkle of eighties/nineties guitars before rocking it up with moody riffs that are part psych, part goth and part...
Topics: Nubi di Osaka, experimental, psychedelic, noise, avantgarde, avant-garde, experimental rock,...
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Nov 10, 2015 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Shadows On The Snow is an enchanting dark ambient collaboration project between December Nightskies (Kendall Keeler) and Venus Vulture (Sean Monaghan). Their one track album “A thousand winters against the world” sounds like a crystalline ergosphere. Lilting scintillae, adiabatic yttrium polyhedrons and beat-accentuated multinucleate fields of pyroxene are the progenitors to the – now diaphanous – tropopause that is less inimical and enigmatic by means of the luminance alone. Even the...
Topics: Dark Ambient, Experimental, December Nightskies, Venus Vulture, Kendall Keeler, Sean Monaghan,...
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Nov 9, 2015 Hortus Conclusus Records
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The S&M Trio – Live at the Rose & Crown LONDON 1 November 2015 Based and inspired on the poems “Your Welcome” and "Music" by Sophie Marguerite Adams DOWNLOAD HERE YOUR WELCOME: A horrific fist, a hole for a mouth, blood. The sky veined with bicycle tracks you held a map. The water puddles leave leaks - I'm able to differentiate between the blind habits and the time - Milky dew drips, a slow impenetrable ink - a dull cloud whips some stolen - Mesmerising eyes in that...
Topics: experimental, sean derrick cooper marquardt, michael forrest, edmund davie, oMMM, The S&M Trio,...
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Oct 28, 2015 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Edø Pistø Sømi’s “Error:dot:can't open” is a sophisticated release!!! Sophisticated in the true sense of the word as this artist takes the listener on a ten-track journey into a bizarro world of psychology, philosophical vestiges, thereminesque Space-Age protuberances and other experiments of the aural/noisy kind. Cautiously dissonant neon strings float through the ether, their rectilineal physiognomy functioning as the golden diaphanous thread. Textures and surfaces are stacked onto...
Topics: experimental, edø pistø sømi, edoardo pistolesi somigli, abstract, avant-garde, manipulation,...
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Oct 27, 2015 Hortus Conclusus Records
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This charming collaboration between Kisama and Metek is a symphony that is ablaze with viridian colors oscillating more toward an arcane antrum filled with cosmic coruscation!!! Cavernous raindrops, purified airflows, synthetic icicle coils in tandem with contrived snake charmer shawms withdrawn within itself and hued in chlorotic mysticism!!!! It connects to a dual-purpose interface: looking back to the supernal past via futuristic clarity and dynamism. It offers an analogical experience of...
Topics: experimental, Kisama!, Metek, Josh McCurdy, Fredrik Nilsson, abstract, avant-garde, manipulation,...
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Oct 27, 2015 Hortus Conclusus Records
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DANIELE SANTAGIULIANA and PETER WULLEN Handmade Horse (2015) DOWNLOAD HERE Testing Vault aka Daniele Santagiuliana is one of the most prolific and known cult figures in Italian and Post-Industrial Music. Born in 1983 he ran his little label, Looney-Tick Productions from 2013. He worked with many other artists and under many different monikers. Peter Wullen is a poet and a writer. He also works in the field of audio and video poetry. Videopoems by several international artists can be found on...
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Topics: experimental, peter wullen, daniele santagiuliana, testing vault, linda de luca, abstract,...
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Oct 14, 2015 Hortus Conclusus Records
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The one track EP "Speaking with Angels", arose from the collaboration between December Nightskies and Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt, evokes images exactly like it's title suggests. The track conjures a view of an engless gray landscape completely covered in oddly-shaped clouds as far as the eye can see: a canopy over the unseen ground. The sky is gray, at least in the beginning, but as the track progresses, the sky opens up into a beautiful blue vista, and colour comes into the gray...
Topics: sean derrick cooper marquardt, december nightskies, kendall keeler, experimental, abstract,...
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Oct 6, 2015 Hortus Conclusus Records
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"Short Poems from the Diaries of the Great Migration", arose from the inspiration of Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt, Angel Sanchez Cervera, Emiliano Pietrini and Imi Gavin, is a deeply experimental work.... it bears within itself echoes of music, silence, visions, noise, isolationism, theater, poetry .... a marriage of arts, styles and shapes which form an essential and perfectly amalgamated unity!!! Its sound is difficult to describe, but it carves the image of a deserted road through...
Topics: globoscuro, braghsdn, sean derrick cooper marquardt, mach feedback, Angel Sanchez Cervera, Emiliano...
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Sep 30, 2015 Hortus Conclusus Records
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God Cancer's Control & Commitment is at truly beautiful and incredibly organic album!!! It's really evocative, and all of the images it brings are very alive, very primordial!!! There isn't a machine to be found anywhere in the world of fifeforms: nothing but a poetic obscurity, evolving rapidly from humble cellular beginnings. It's an alien world, passing through the stages of it's evolution stylized and sped up for our viewing. Entirely different organisms from those on earth develop, now...
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Topics: experimental, god cancer, abstract, avant-garde, manipulation, experimental music, ambient, musique...
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Sep 23, 2015 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Mimmo D'Ippolito's EP "Glacial Wind" is definitely an excellent album!!!! Perfectly representative of an enchanting and deep/ambient/new-age sound!!!! The journey in this musical world sounds like walking through the clouds during a thunderstorm. I feel completely safe there, as I'm carrying a massive umbrella that protects me from the lightning as I hop from thunderhead to thunderhead. I'm surrounded by a faint red glow. Electrical rays shoot into the star, nebula, and galaxy-filled...
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Sep 15, 2015 Hortus Conclusus Records
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Bram's album Sleeping Paralysis sounds at turns like floating through space, sitting on an iceberg travelling down a frozen river, wandering across an alien beach at night and travelling through the arctic on a dogsled!!!! It is a wonderful masterpiece that can be listened to again and again!!! it almost never grows tiring, because it takes you to so many places....dark, rhytmic and ethereal.... like an universe built through the notes!!! All the tracks are written and composed by Bram Cover...
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